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|Type:||Trad, 600 ft, 8 pitches, Grade IV|
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Indian Creek 2019 info: or the linkblm.gov/press-release/annou….
RAPTOR CLOSURES: please be aware of seasonal raptor closures at the Cat Wall and Reservoir Wall. They occur annually from March 31st until August 31st. *Due to the federal hiring freeze in agencies such as the BLM of Monticello, no official closure for 2017 has been issued and the laws which have been put in place in previous years are not being enforced. Please, for the sake of fragile desert ecology, DO NOT CLIMB at stated walls. These raptors return to the same nesting sites every year to raise their nestlings.
Pitch 1: Climb the obvious left facing corner. Clip the random drilled angle out left of the start of the corner to keep your rope out of potential seasonal poison ivy. When you get to the bush just before the anchor, traverse low to the anchor. 170 feet, 5.10
Pitch 2: Traverse directly left clipping thre bolts. 120 feet (no elevation gain) 5.4
Pitch 3: Sport climb up and right following 9 bolts. 60 feet, 5.10
Pitch 4: The nutting pitch. Enter and climb the long left facing dihedral. Protect with nuts, offset and regular and small cams. 100 feet, 5.11a
Pitch 5: Continue up the corner as it pulls the first roof and into the wide crack. Eventually slither into the chimney and belay in a deep alcove. 60 feet, 5.10+
Pitch 6: Begin climbing in the very back of the alcove into the bombay chimney and out the roof. Walk you cams to the lip to minimize drag. Continue up the corner to a small stance belay. 100 feet. 5.11a
Pitch 7: Continue up the clean varnihsed corner to another deep alcove. 70 feet, 5.10
Pitch 8: Begin deep in the back of the alcove, up into the bombay. Walk you cams to the lip with you again and pull the roof and continue to the anchors at the rim. 30 feet, 5.11c
Descent: Rap the route, bring new cord as anchors get intense UV exposure
1: Rim to top of p7, 1 rope
2: Top of 7, to top of p4, 2 60s. Traverse 10 feet left to pull rope away from crack.
3: Top of 4 to top of p2, 2 60s
4: Top of 2 to ground, 2 60s